Skoda has set two new world records with its Enyaq iV vRS electric SUV.
The records, which Guinness World Records has independently verified, were set with motoring journalist Richard Meaden behind the wheel on a circular track atop a frozen lake in Krokom, Sweden.
In breaking the first record, the Enyaq also set a second record for the ‘longest continuous vehicle drift on ice (electric car)’.
The car was equipped with special winter tyres incorporating 600 five-millimetre studs on the front and shorter two-millimetre studs at the rear to help the car to drive more effectively. A total of 18 hours of drifting were put across a five-day period in order to achieve the record-breaking feat.
The Enyaq iV vRS is powered by dual electric motors – one on the front axle and another at the rear – which combine to produce 295bhp and deliver a 0-60mph time of 6.3 seconds. The Enyaq is also able to deliver all 460Nm of torque instantly, helping to give it enough power to achieve controllable drifts in the sub-zero temperatures.